After Encounters May Show in 2015 sculpter Rafael Berrio was invited to take his whole collection to one of Sussex’s most interesting venues. About 30 artists display and sell their work in a garden setting. One of the pieces that Rafael is showing is pictured here. The show continues for another year.
Many people have admired Rafael’s scluptures in the garden and he has brought two additional magnificent pieces for the final weekend’s show. These pieces are large, powerful and spiritually vocal. Stand in front of them for a minute or two and your sense of what is real begins to change – you feel that your ancestors […]
Gorka Zabaleta hails from the Basque region of Spain. Woven into the fabric of everyday life of the Basque people are the moods and power of the sea. As with all sea-going people, the sea is both loved and feared. In his powerful painting we see the bones of a wrecked ship and fear that […]
This is the first time that Gaudi’s new bronze dogs have been exhibited in Europe. The are proud, fearless and alert. The dogs push themselves forward – they are eager and ready. Their form is solid: their paws are large and formidable. These are not dogs that have been downtrodden or treated with contempt. Rather they have […]
The West Hove Trail is one of the most dynamic of all of the trails in the Artists Open House Festival. Last year the winning house and one of the two runners-up were from our trail! Representatives of the West Hove Trail have developed a way for each member to see all the other houses. During […]
Before you come to Encounters 2018 edition, take a few minutes to watch a beautifully made film about Noemí Márquez, whose work will be exhibited. You can see the film on this website by clicking here and scrolling down the the end of Noemi’s entry.
Eider is a talented artist in many ways, often working with her brother Gorka. They sing together and share an artistic life. Her drawings are confident and revealing pieces that draw their life force from a unbreakable love of the Basque region. In many places of the world it seems that distinctive cultures are vanishing but this is not […]
Many of the great comments about Encounters’ 2015 artists have mentioned Rafael Berrio’s wood carvings in the garden, especially number 16! So, here it is! It’s a modern piece but connected to the soul of the land. It seems to belong to the time when people believed that the Earth was alive and needed different […]
Miladys Parejo is showing the latest iteration of an installation that has mutated and sought liberation over the past four years. Her tree has stretched itself in new ways and it has entered the digital world. It is both present – the coils lay around our feet – but its image comes to us through digital transmission which enables […]
Naomi Márquez is more than 80 years young and still working on her ceramics in Caracas, Venezuela. This year Encounters has give over an entire room to show three pieces of her work and photographs of her, a film in which she talks about her life and work and a kiln in which works are transformed. […]
Patricia Davenport is an established artist who has always been interested in the primitive in nature. At one time she produced huge, abstract canvases that often contained references to ancient symbols and signs. There were creaded with a mixture of materials, natural pigments and objets trove – like pieces of gold from women’s fabrics in […]
South Korean Artist il-yong Kim has fascinated many visitors this year. His ‘lifecasts’ are directly taken from life, with all of its beauty and (some would say) uglyness but these casts have a strange beauty in themselves. Moments of truth are captured and they become frozen – speaking to us from a time and place […]